Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Well, After Another Particularly Dry Spell (I Guess I Should Figure Out If It's Some Sort If A Pattern, Right?) Things Are Once Again Flowing. I Picked Up This Fabuous Chrome And Glass Pace Coffee Table After Work Monday Evening. It's Quite Heavy. Status: Available.
Nice gams, eh? When I found this table my first thought was "Karl Springer" but that turned up nothing with a quick search. Then I remembered Pace! Not a fancy desinger but still a well respected name in the design world.
Monday, January 25, 2016
"Say Kids, What Time Is It?!" If You Recognize THAT Quote Then You Might Have Bought A Wood And Brass Plated Wire Clock Like This Back In The Day! Status: Already Gone!
So, when I picked up the Danish daybed / sofa I featured a couple days ago, the seller asked if I'd be interested in this clock they had on the dining room wall. You Betchya! I can't say no to a beautiful sunburst wall clock.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
OK, So I've Been Absent. Two Things, Well Three...Maybe Four. Winter, Vacation, Craigslist, Car. But Looky, I Popped On A Danish Style Sofa / Daybed And It's Already At The Shag! Status: Already Gone.
Man, I hate me some winter. The cold just sucks the life outa' me. Last winter wasn't bad and it hasn't been too bad this year, until January. This is why Mom-tomic moved to New Orleans.
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Wow! New Upholstery And Cleaned Up Frames...What A Difference! These Shelby Williams Gazelle Chairs Were In...Well, Let's Say Distressed Condition When I Brought Them Home. Thanks To Jeff's Mad Skills, They Look Fantastic Now! Status: Available!
Right, there was 11 before...but these chairs didn't upholster themselves. I traded Jeff (our awesome upholstery guy) 7 of the chairs for his efforts in sprucing up 4 for me. Everybody Happy!!!
Friday, November 27, 2015
Our Last Trip Of The Season To The Litchfield Flea Yielded Some Choice Smalls. This Set Of Catherine Holm And Lone Tiki Mug Is One Of Those Forgotten Lots That I Dug Out Of The Back Of The Car! Status: Available (Well, Not The Tiki Mug).
Finding cool Tiki mugs for cheap happens so infrequently that I just can't seem to let them go. I guess the same could be said for Catherine Holm enamelware, but I don't have a collection of that started.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
If You've Ever Been A Vendor At An Antique Mall You Know The Two Sides Of Smalls. They Are A Pain But Sorta Necessary. At Least They Are Fun To Shop For! Status: Another Load For The Time Machine.
Unwrapping, cleaning, photographing, rewrapping, loading, unloading, tagging and placing these items in the booth can (as you might have guessed) be a chore...but it sometimes pays the rent.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
It's Like A Freakin' Zoo Here In The Modtomic Driveway With All These Gazelles. Gazelle CHAIRS That Is! I Managed To Snag A Whole Herd Of Shelby Williams Aluminum And Wood Side Chairs Recently And They're Already Being Worked On. Status: Gettin' Some Love.
The Shelby Williams "Gazelle" chair is another of those mid century modern classic designs that I didn't even realize was on my "bucket" list until I spotted a cadre of them on craigslist last week.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
The Last Of The Halloween In New Orleans Booty. I Couldn't Resist This Pair Of Jerry Johnson Tubular Chrome Barstools That I Found On Craigslist...Even If They Didn't Come With The Original Pads. Status: Project? Available?
Super mod, right? I love 'em. If I didn't already have my dream barstools I'd have new cushions made and keep this set. While yes, they are missing the original cushions, I'm pretty proud that they both have all four end caps on the legs.
Sunday, November 8, 2015
See That Label? Means A Lot To Us, Right? Not So Much To Someone In New Orleans With A Couple Cans Of Paint And A Bright Idea. But Again, There Ain't Nothin' That Can't Be Saved, Right? Begs The Question: Should It Be "Saved"? Status: (Update) Already Gone.
Funny little story about this little Knoll stool: I spotted it many years ago in New Orleans at another shop at the far west end of Magazine Street. I had hoped at the time that the seller would let it go for cheap since they obviously didn't have a clue of what it was.
Thursday, November 5, 2015
What A Piece Of Crap! Who In Their Right Mind Would Not Only Pay Cash Money For This But Then Toss It In The Back Of Their Car And Bring It Home From New Orleans? This Guy! And No, I Wasn't Drunk On Hurricanes. Status: Project.
"Why?", you ask. Because: Knoll. Because: Schultz. Because: well...a little crazy! But c'mon...how could I leave it behind?
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
A Couple More Small Items Picked Up Over The Last Few Weekends. Mod Desk Lights Aren't So Hard To Find But Original Mid Century Paintings...Good Luck! Status: Available.
Our trip to the Litchfield Pickers Market yielded more than the little stool and phone I featured a couple days ago. This nice size acrylic modernist painting was also sourced on that lovely fall day. The little mod Tensor desk lamp was a thrift find that had been loitering in the back of the car for who knows how long...you know how it is.
Monday, November 2, 2015
Not Hallowen Weekend (Mr M Was In New Orleans) But The Previous Weekend We Made It To The Litchfield "Pickers Market". Not Sure If That Description Is The Sellers Or The Buyers...But I Found Some Good Pickins'! Status: Available.
Again, we didn't find a whole lot there...but it's such a nice market with all kinds of great stuff including food and entertainment. If you get a chance to go next season I highly recommend doing so.
Monday, October 12, 2015
Dang, See Those Leaves In The Grass? Yup, Summer Is Over Again And Fall Is Creeping In. So What Else Is Sitting There In The Grass? Why Those Are Peter Opsvik Ergonomic Chairs. Weird, Huh! Status: Already Gone.
Somehow Mr. M lucked into a FOUR day weekend. Unfortunately that first day (Friday) was cloudy and cool, but at least I found these fantastic teak Balans chairs, all in great condition. Their very pretty blue upholstery, contrasting against the beautiful teak frames made up for the otherwise dreary day.
Monday, October 5, 2015
Ahhh...Nice! More Knoll / Saarinen Armchairs! You Only See Five Right Here But I Assure You That There Are Nine Total. Hey, It's Hard To Shoot Nine Chairs All At Once! Status: Available.
Aren't these fantastic! I managed to procure Nine Knoll / Eero Saarinen tilt swivel rolling armchairs a few days ago...and what a crazy chore it was to get them all in the back of Frank. Believe me, it weren't easy!
Saturday, October 3, 2015
Another Item Crossed Of My List. I Finally Found A Vintage Koch And Lowy Reading / Pharmacy Lamp! Not An Easy Find It Seems...Unless You're Looking In My Booth At The Time Machine Antique Mall. Status: Available.
I see tons of similar brass floor lamps at the thrift stores all the time, but a real Koch and Lowy? Not so much. This one turned up on craigslist and sat there for a few days before even I noticed it. Hard to believe I was the only one to notice it.